Mindfulness Based, Trauma Informed, Creative Arts Certifications
ABOUT THE PROGRAMS
Enroll now! Start today! The Mindful and Meditative Arts Facilitator and Life Coach Certification Program
Certification programs are carefully designed to give you the necessary skills to help you succeed in facilitating therapeutic, transformative (transpersonal/spiritual), mindful and meditative arts groups, develop a mindfulness based, trauma informed, creative arts practice, lead groups or just learn more about sacred arts.
Mindful Expressive Arts embody a mindful, meditative, intuitive creative practice that you will develop for yourself and learn to teach others. It consists of visual art, music, performing arts, narrative art, dance and film and the process takes you through a format for running groups that incorporates a variety of methods of mindfulness, meditation and breathwork. The level 2 certification is available at a discounted rate for level 1 participants. You MUST complete Level 1 before enrolling in level 2. Level 2 includes expanded, more advanced mindfulness and meditation practices with a focus on contemplative practice, multimodal expressive arts (movement, writing, visual art, music, etc) and extended mindful, intuitive and contemplative art practices in printing, sculpture, fibers, advanced mandalas, and more.
Mindfulness Based Trauma Informed Classroom - Certified Educator Program - This program focuses on developing your mindfulness practice and using yoga and movement in the classroom as well as how to introduce and teach mindfulness concepts in K-12 classrooms. You will get quality instruction from Jessica who is a clinical trauma specialist and has certificates of study in trauma informed education organizations and clinical foundations of trauma. Jessica also has served as a Trauma and Resiliency Team Lead, District Team Leader and a School Based Resiliency Specialist. The content resources used include some of the most outstanding mindfulness and yoga resources for the classroom. Tried and true content from Jessica's own teaching practices in high risk, multiethnic schools serving low socioeconomic areas that turned behavior nightmares into beautiful gems.
Contemplative and Transpersonal Art Facilitator and Life Coaching Certification Program
The Contemplative and Transpersonal Art Facilitation and Life Coaching program will take you through how to develop your group and individual facilitation skills, your intuitive, meditative art practice and you'll work on developing art making as a spiritual, transformative practice. The courses for developing expanded awareness, understanding and creative exploration of different art processes embracing an intuitive art making process that focuses on existential experiences through contemplative prayer, meditation and intuitive art making.
Therapeutic Expressive Arts training programs here focus on different forms of visual art making and facilitation that is process oriented. All other certification courses are expressive arts based incorporating music, poetry, film, drama, dance, etc. The Therapeutic Expressive Arts program explores how to facilitate groups in workshops of self discovery and includes coursework in teaching you how to navigate difficult emotions, grief/loss and different medical and mental health issues that may arise in your groups. Enrollments open this spring.
This is NOT a therapy training program. This program will NOT meet the requirements in the United States for an Art Therapist or Expressive Arts Therapist registration. This is a stand alone program and certification is only through this institute in the United States. We are the first institute in the U.S. to offer many of these specific types of training. These approaches are not art therapy. It is a therapeutic creative and expressive arts practice that is process oriented not therapeutic goal driven or product driven for selling art. With that said, many licensed therapist ranging from substance abuse counselors to LPC's may consider taking the training to implement some of these skills in their work as they find appropriate within their scope of service and training as well as individuals who solely have an interest in personal development or creating a art based life coaching business.
Samadhi Yoga Arts - Love yoga (or want to try it) and love art? Our Samadhi Yoga Arts Training teaches you how to combine yoga, pranayama (breathwork), meditation and mantra with expressive arts making practices (visual art, free movement, writing and music). Jessica is a RYT-200 finishing her RYT300 (500), an Accessible Yoga Teacher and Ambassador, Yoga 4 All and Body Positive Yoga trained as well as certified in restorative, chair, kids, Y12SR (Yoga for 12 Steps) and slow yoga. She specializes in plus size, voluptuous goddess yoga as well as yoga for limited mobility clients--even bed yoga for those bed ridden. She is an art teacher of 25 years and a professional therapist and meditative intuitive artist as well. Enrollment opens this spring.
We have scholarships for those in financial need that discount our already low need based rate for each program. The scholarship form is at the bottom of the information page you link from here. While we do not offer full tuition coverage we do offer a deeper discount on tuition depending on your circumstances.